DisAbility Project coming to your home or classroom
February 28, 2011
More than 85,000 audience members have seen the work of That Uppity Theatre Company’s DisAbility Project. On Thursday, March 3, the group makes its global debut, in which potentially millions of people — in St. Louis and beyond — can experience the group’s acting abilities.
People in the area have three ways to see the performance: through videoconferencing, on station HEC-TV or online at http://live.hectv.org. The presentation will also be available for a national audience through U-Verse. By making prior arrangements, viewers can interact live and through email with the performers in one of two time periods: 10-11 a.m. or 1-2 p.m.
Using music, dance, sketches and simulation exercises, the DisAbility Project ensemble will entertain and educate participants about the culture of disability. Guided discussion and a question-and-answer period about what it means to live with disability in terms of accessibility, employment, relationships and other issues will follow.
If you’d like to see the DisAbility Project on stage, the group also has a 10 a.m. performance on Thursday, March 10, at the St. Louis Ethical Society, 9001 Clayton Rd. The presentation is targeted toward students; teaching materials and handouts will be distributed.
Currently, the DisAbility Project is made up of 20 active members facing dozens of challenges including amputation, depression, HIV/AIDS, spina bifida and blindness.
Interactive, worldwide presentation of the DisAbility Project
Where: Online, on TV and through videoconferencing